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Grand Marnier Gingerbread Balls

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Grand Marnier Balls

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Balls, Grand MArnir Balls, Rum Balls
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 40
Calories: 87 kcal
Author: Alina Eisenhauer

Orange, ginger and chocolate collide in these boozy balls making them a perfect addition to holiday parties or gift giving. They are super easy to make and require no baking. If you don’t like ginger you can swap out the gingersnap crumbs for graham cracker crumbs for an equally delicious treat.



  • 4 cups gingersnap or gingerbread crumbs (approx. 17-18 ounces)
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup Grand Marnier
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 ea orange (zest only)

Cocoa Sugar Coating

  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder


  1. In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients and mix well.
  2. In a separate bowl or measuring cup, combine the Grand Marnier, honey, vanilla, and orange zest.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well. 

  4. In a small bowl, combine the confectioner’s sugar and cocoa for the coating.
  5. Using a tablespoon measure, scoop and roll the dough into balls, dropping them in the cocoa sugar as you go. Every 5 or six balls, stop and pull the finished balls out of the sugar, shake lightly to remove excess and place in mini cupcake papers or on a parchment lined tray.
  6. The balls will hold for a week or so in an airtight container at room temperature. If you wait more than a day to use them they may need a little extra sprinkle of powdered sugar to freshen up their appearance.

Recipe Notes

  • If you want less alcohol or no alcohol, you can replace some or all of the Grand Marnier with fresh orange juice.
Nutrition Facts
Grand Marnier Balls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 87 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 57mg2%
Potassium 59mg2%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 0g0%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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